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Fleming College Announces Cancellation of Haliburton School of Art + Design Summer School Programs


Haliburton ON – (April 8, 2020) – The 2020 Haliburton School of Art + Design summer program will be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fleming College announced the change today regarding more than 300 week-long and weekend courses that occur May through September every year. 

“The summer arts program has been an integral part of the Haliburton community every summer for more than 50 years,” said Tom Phillips, Vice President, Academic Experience at Fleming College. “Although this is a difficult decision that impacts thousands of students and many others in the arts community, it is the only option available to us as we hold the health and safety of the community as our highest priority.”

The week-long courses and workshops for adults and kids, beginners and experts are held annually at the Haliburton Campus, J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, as well as locations in Toronto and Kleinburg. 

“We remain committed to the arts community in Haliburton and will endure this challenge together,” said Angela Stukator, Dean, Haliburton School of Art + Design. “We love art. We love being creative. We will find a way through this and we will come back stronger than ever.” 

All students will be contacted by the college in the near future regarding the cancellation and refunds.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.


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